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10-07-2013, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Raspewtin View Post
the biggest personnel problem for the Flyers is that all their d-men are one dimensional, and too many are not able to move the puck. Only Timmonen and Streit can carry the puck but Timmonen's skating fell of a cliff, and Streit can't always be on the ice. Braydon Coburn is horrible. Grossman blocks shots but that's it. Luke Schenn is solid, but he's the only dependable member of that corps. Flyers finally seem to have a goaltender that's at least TOLERABLE, they really, really, need one or two good two-way d-men now, or no coach will have any success with this team.
Meszaros is (was?) actually good, but he is always injured and somehow gets third pairing minutes when he's healthy (though that's on Lavy).

But yeah that D is a mess. "We need better D, let's bring in stay at home guys!" Problem is that those stay at home guys are always trapped in their own end (Grossmann, Schenn, Gill etc.). "Carle is a giveaway machine, addition by subtraction!" Yeah it isn't because he always had the puck and was the core of your transition game that he had a ton of giveaways?

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